Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

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Palomar Health using Glass to manage meds, monitor vital signs, video stream surgeries

April 16, 2014 5:55 am by | 0 Comments

Just about a year ago, Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer at Palomar Health, a public health district in San Diego County, was driving up the California coast to the investment…


eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

April 16, 2014 5:40 am by | 0 Comments

The push to enable more seniors to stay in their homes rather than move to a nursing homes is one of the major trends in healthcare. eCaring is one of…


Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

Twitter’s future is mobile ads, mobile data, says engineering VP

April 15, 2014 4:11 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — With 75 percent of its users coming from smartphones and tablets, Twitter is more eager than ever to make its mobile revenue streams count. The San Francisco-based…



Anti-Google anarchists vs. a Google venture capitalist

Anti-Google anarchists vs. a Google venture capitalist

April 15, 2014 3:21 pm by | 0 Comments

The growing San Francisco culture war between concerned residents and Internet companies was beautifully encapsulated in a short, three-minute video. Earlier this month, a guerrilla worker-rights group, The Counterforce, protested in…


Buy Google Glass today if you want, but don’t be surprised when Google contact lenses pop up

Buy Google Glass today if you want, but don’t be surprised when Google contact lenses pop up

April 15, 2014 2:46 pm by | 0 Comments

Yes, today is Google Glass Day, a single planetary rotation when anyone in the U.S. with an extra $1,500 can buy the questionably smart headgear. But is Google’s ultimate head-wearable actually a…


Google Glass: Coming soon to a Lowe’s near you?

Google Glass: Coming soon to a Lowe’s near you?

April 15, 2014 2:23 pm by | 0 Comments

SAUSALITO, Calif. — Lowe’s, the home improvement retailer, is looking toward the future of wearable customer service, invisible technology, and AI-enhanced customer service. But for now, the company wants consumers…


What is the deal with mobile advertising targeting?

What is the deal with mobile advertising targeting?

April 15, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Mahi de Silva is the CEO of Opera Mediaworks. What is the deal with mobile ad targeting? To start, we have to acknowledge the giant differences between desktop and mobile….


Here’s a first look at Amazon’s Android smartphone — plus more details on that 3D interface

Here’s a first look at Amazon’s Android smartphone — plus more details on that 3D interface

April 15, 2014 12:45 pm by | 0 Comments

After years of rumors, details about Amazon’s Android smartphone are finally coming into focus. Leaked photos released this morning have given us our first look at the phone (albeit in…



Google Glass update kills video calls & adds KitKat, better battery life

Google Glass update kills video calls & adds KitKat, better battery life

April 15, 2014 10:50 am by | 0 Comments

Google is dropping one of the most interesting features from Google Glass in its next update. The company announced that it will nix video calls in an update coming later this…


Samsung designer: Samsung didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

Samsung designer: Samsung didn’t steal Apple’s precious gestures

April 15, 2014 10:24 am by | 0 Comments

Locked in a legal tussle with Apple, Samsung strongly denies swiping patented features from the iPhone maker. Yesterday in a San Jose, Calif. court, the two tech giants butted heads over five Apple…


Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

April 15, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

As early as February, analysts were saying that it would be a good year for healthcare IT companies looking for venture capital. Communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital echoed that…


Beware Pollyanna entrepreneurs: GE Healthcare Global Health Services CEO is a fan of balanced pitches

Beware Pollyanna entrepreneurs: GE Healthcare Global Health Services CEO is a fan of balanced pitches

April 15, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

GE Healthcare has been a major force in supporting innovation in healthcare. One example is a three-year collaboration with Startup Health that began last year as part of its Healthymagination…


Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

April 15, 2014 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

As the father of a son with a nut allergy, David Edwards is familiar with the anxiety and need for preparedness that comes with the territory. It inspired him to…


Every password you should change because of Heartbleed (the ultimate list)

Every password you should change because of Heartbleed (the ultimate list)

April 15, 2014 12:00 am by | 0 Comments

Heartbleed, the massive OpenSSL security flaw, has led to panic. Major companies scrambled to fix the bug, and in the aftermath, experts are preaching a simple recommendation to nearly all…


Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

Building an app for clinical trial participants? Note these common misconceptions people have

April 14, 2014 3:56 pm by | 1 Comments

Connecting patients with clinical trials that they’re eligible for, and keeping them engaged once they enroll, has sparked many a digital health company. And for good reason: Clinical trials cost…


Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 1 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…